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New Build Completed For now. Need ideas for improvement. also info for water cooling

post #1 of 18
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HI everyone,
So i recently just finished my first Gaming build ever. it came out good so far. but i feel i could use some improvements in certain areas.
Please feel free to check out my rig stats and tell me what you feel i should add. I will be adding photos of my rig and parts as soon i get home from work.

i am thinking of add a custom water cooling set up by XSPC for my CPU and GPU and making a custom rad box for cold air intake via a a/c unit or a water chiller depending on how my budget is.
post #2 of 18
Can't wait to see your specs and help you out! Welcome to OCN!
post #3 of 18
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for all who cant see my specs here they are so far

cpu
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GH

Motherboard
ASRock 990FX Extreme4 Socket AM3+ 990X

Graphics
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680+ with Backplate 4096MB x2 In sli

Graphics
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680+ with Backplate 4096MB x2 in sli

RAM
Corsair Vengeance Performance 16GB DDR3-1600...
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop...

Hard Drive
Western Digital WD Black 2TB 7,200 RPM

Hard Drive
Western Digital WD Black 500gb 7,200 RPM

Hard Drive
Sony 1TB Portable External Hard Drive

Optical Drive
LG 24x Super Multi Internal SATA DVDRW DL Drive

Cooling
Cooler Master Seidon 120M CPU Water Cooling Kit
COOLER MASTER Seidon 120M RL-S12M-24PK-R1 Water Cooler

OS
windows 7 ultimate
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

Monitor
Dell 24 inch 60ghz monitor

Monitor
acer 24inch 60ghz monitor

Monitor
acer 24inch 60ghz monitor

Keyboard
wireless logitech wave keyboard for now

Power
Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200 Watt ATX Modular Power Supply

Case
antec 1100

Mouse
logitech wave wireless mouse

Mouse Pad
SteelSeries QCK Heavy Gaming Mouse Pad

Audio
custom sound bar and wireless speakers hifi audio
post #4 of 18
Your PSU is wayyyy overkill. SLI'd 680s need at most 850Watts from a reliable, quality psu.

Your CPU is going to bottleneck ever thing... Think about upgrading to 8320/8350 Vishera or wait until Steamroller Architecture rolls out and upgrade then. Either way, get ready to get rid of that 965 BE.

Also: why did you purchase the 4GB versions of the 680? Tri-monitor setups rarely ever use that much vram.
post #5 of 18
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thanks for the info. as for my psu i bought it on sale for 160$ compared to 299$ and im planing on upgrading my mobo to a quad sli mobo and get two more gtx 680s so needed the extras power. as for the cpu i was actually planing on getting the 8350 soon on my next paycheck. as i took the 965 be out of an old comp i had built on a small budget. and as for the 4gb models of the 680 im trying to play crysis 3 maxed out across 3 monitors and plus my school requires alot of graphic intensive work to be done so figured it would help out and microcent was having a sale on the 4gb models for 399 instead of 549.99 so i got them at the same price as the 2gb models.
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Originally Posted by Sasame87 View Post

thanks for the info. as for my psu i bought it on sale for 160$ compared to 299$ and im planing on upgrading my mobo to a quad sli mobo and get two more gtx 680s so needed the extras power. as for the cpu i was actually planing on getting the 8350 soon on my next paycheck. as i took the 965 be out of an old comp i had built on a small budget. and as for the 4gb models of the 680 im trying to play crysis 3 maxed out across 3 monitors and plus my school requires alot of graphic intensive work to be done so figured it would help out and microcent was having a sale on the 4gb models for 399 instead of 549.99 so i got them at the same price as the 2gb models.

With that said, I believe you are on a great path! As long as your multi-threaded applications are well suited for AMD's Vishera, stick with them. Personally, I would go ahead and make the switch to Sandy/ Ivy Bridge - E.
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post #8 of 18
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im still new to the whole computer building seen so im learning the lingo and such so forgive my nnoobness but wth is sandy/ivy bridge-E im an amd fanboy lol well sortoff
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post #10 of 18
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hmm intel is so damn expensive lol i guess ill have to deal with it. and everyone told me i should go with intel anyway. i might convert over if i can afford it. ill have to learn intels stats as ive always studied AMD stats. so intel is like a foreign language to me
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